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100 Short Summer Quotes for Instagram for those Summertime Vibes

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Summer is the best time of the year. And if you are ready to get out there and enjoy every moment of it, these short summer quotes are for you. There is something about summer that is so special. These quotes will help get you in the mood for the season.

Short Summer Quotes

“What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer.” — Gertrude Jekyll

“It’s always summer somewhere.” – Lily Pulitzer

“Summer brings sunshine, warm and flowering.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“Summer is singing with joy, and the beaches are inviting you with dancing waves.” – Debasish Mridha

Sunset on lake with short summer quotes by Debasish Mridha

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“August has passed, and yet summer continues by force to grow.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

“Life is a summer, full of fun, at the beach, under the sun.” – Debasish Mridha

“Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.”- Langston Hughes

“I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

“When summer gathers up her robes of glory, and like a dream of beauty glides away.” – Sarah Helen Whitman

“If it could only be like this always — always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe.” – Evelyn Waugh

“Summertime and the livin’ is easy.” – Porgy and Bess

“It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine…it’s summertime!” – Kenny Chesney

“Summertime is always the best of what might be.” ― Charles Bowden

Pink floatie on beach with short summertime quotes by Charles Bowden

“I love summertime more than anything else in the world.” — Jack McBrayer

“Oh, bring again my heart’s content, Thou Spirit of the Summer-time!” – William Allingham

“In the summertime, when the weather is hot, you can reach right up and touch the sky.” – Mungo Jerry

“Summertime. It was a song. It was a season. I wondered if that season would ever live inside of me.” — Benjamin Alire Sáenz

“The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last forever.” ―E.B. White

“Summertime, and the reading is easy…” – Michael Dirda

“Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly.” – Van Morrison

“Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy.”- Regina Brett

“Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.” ― Yoko Ono

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” -Henry James Getemoji

“Palm trees, ocean breeze, salty air, sun-kissed hair. That endless summer, take me there.” ― Michele Elder

“The brief flashbacks are sun-kissed, summery and optimistic.” – Steven Soderbergh

“Sunrays must be the sun’s way of dancing alone.” – Prem

Person in lake with cute short quotes for summer by Prem

“I hope the sun knows how much I rise with its rays.” – Itesh Kumar

“Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad?” -Dodie Smith

“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.”- Sam Keen

“A man says a lot of things in summer he doesn’t mean in winter.” ― Patricia Briggs

“Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.” ― Kellie Elmore

“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawnmower is broken.” – James Dent

“A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp.” – Raymond Duncan

“Summer bachelors like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be.” – Nora Ephron

Sunset on lake with short funny quotes for summer by Sam Keen

“Do what we can, summer will have its flies.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Summer bachelors like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be.” ― Nora Ephron

“Working is bad enough in the winter, but in the summer it can become completely intolerable.”- Tom Hodgkinson

“If you saw a heat wave, would you wave back?” – Steven Wright

“It’s a sure sign of summer if the chair gets up when you do.” -Walter Winchell

“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.” – Anton Chekhov

“My favorite weather is bird-chirping weather.” – Terri Guillemets

“Summer means happy times and good sunshine.”- Brian Wilson

Ocean and beach wtih short happy summer quotes by Brian Wilson

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ― Henry James

“Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.”- Hosea Ballou

“If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.” – Morris West

“Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.” – John Harrigan

“Simplicity makes me happy.” – Alicia Keys

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam

“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” – Anne Frank

“If you want to be happy, be.” – Leo Tolstoy

“I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket.” ― Kellie Elmore

“A life without love is like a year without summer.” – Swedish Proverb

Two people at lake with short quotes on summer and love

“Summer was a book of hope. That’s why I loved and hated summers. Because they made me want to believe.” ― Benjamin Alire Sáenz

“I could taste the salt on her lips, each kiss like a summer wave breaking on an empty beach.” ― Michael Faudet

“Summer has filled her veins with light and her heart is washed with noon.”- C. Day Lewis

“Sweet, sweet burn of sun and summer wind, and you my friend, my new fun thing, my summer fling.” – K.D. Lang

“I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.” ― Edna St. Vincent Millay

“It’s always summer somewhere.” —Lilly Pulitzer

“In summer, the song sings itself.” -William Carlos Williams

Sunset on beach with short summer quotes for Instagram by William Carlos Williams

“It’s summer and time for wandering…” – Kellie Elmore

“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” —William Shakespeare

“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…” ― Susan Polis Schutz

“Sun is shining. Weather is sweet. Make you wanna move your dancing feet.”- Bob Marley

“You are so much sunshine in every square inch.” – Walt Whitman

“I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this.” —Susan Branch

“Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.” -Russell Baker

“A summer’s sun is worth the having.” – French Proverb

“The end-of-summer winds make people restless.” -Sebastian Faulks

“Summer will end soon enough, childhood as well.” – George R.R. Martin

“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” – Henry David Thoreau

“It is easy to forget now, how effervescent and free we all felt that summer.” – Anna Godbersen

“Summer ends, and Autumn comes.” – Hal Borland

Ocean with short end of summer quotes by Hal Borland

“Watching the summer close is like watching a good kid die for no apparent reason.” – Darnell Lamont Walker

“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” ― William Shakespeare

“Why do spring and summer have to go?” – Joe Wheeler

“Summer has always been good to me, even the bittersweet end, with the slanted yellow light.” ― Paul Monette

“This morning, the sun endures past dawn. I realize that it is August: the summer’s last stand.” – Sara Baume

“It is still summer, but the summer is no longer alive.” – Tove Jansson

“Caught in the doldrums of August, we may have regretted the departing summer…” ― Denis Mackail

“Summer vacation: where you drink triple, see double and act single.” – Unknown

“When all else fails, take a vacation.” – Betty Williams

“A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.” – Robert Orben

“Here’s to a vacation of no regrets!” – Joan Rylen

Umbrella on balcony at sunset and ocean behind and a short vacation quotes for Instagram by Joan Rylen

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

“Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty Thi

“Vacations are necessities, not luxuries.” – Linda Bloom

“A vacation is three times more work without the payment.” – Debasish Mridha

“Life’s short. Eat dessert first, work less and vacation MORE!!” ― Lea Mishell

“Vacation is that time when you wish you had something to do while doing nothing.” –Frank Tyger

“No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.” – Elbert Hubbard

“An upcoming vacation gives us something to eagerly anticipate.” – Jaime Kurtz

“Travel brings power and love back into your life.”– Rumi

“A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.” – Robert Orben

“Laying under the palm trees waiting for the sunset.” – Garvit Singh

“One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.” ― Jeannette Walls

“And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling.” ― Shanti

“Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer.” – Nat King Cole

“In the summer, the days were long, stretching into each other.” ―Sarah Dessen

Sunset on lake with short summer days quotes by Sarah Dessen

“Ah, summer – that long-anticipated stretch of lazy, lingering days, free of responsibility and rife with possibility.” – Darrell Hammond

“The wind plays the blues on hot summer days.” ― Bert McCoy

“I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days.” ― John Keats

“Celebrate Summer – Sun drenched days and starlit nights” – Gooseberry Patch

“The summer night is like a perfection of thought.” – Wallace Stevens

“It was rapture enough just to sit there beside him in silence, alone in the summer night…” ―L.M. Montgomery

“The summer night was settling upon the neighborhood like a dark lace veil…” ―Victoria Kahler

“The summer night is like a perfection of thought.”- Wallace Stevens

Sunset with short summer nights quotes by Wallace Stevens

“I liked the deep, sad summer nights.” ― Haruki Murakami

“The dreamy days and sticky nights of summer were already calling, as if anything could happen.” ― C.J. Carlyon

“These summer nights are short.” ― Patrick Leigh Fermor

“Time goes by at the speed of life, Slower than a slow dance, on a hot summer night” ― Jude Cole

“It’s like one of those summer nights with your friends by the ocean.” ― Charlotte Eriksson

“Rejoice as summer should…chase away sorrows by living.” ― Melissa Marr

“There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.” – Celia Thaxter

Ocean beach with short inspirational summer quotes by Celia Thaxter

“He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter.”- John Burroughs

“As full of spirit as the month of May, and as gorgeous as the sun in midsummer.” – William Shakespeare

“If June was the beginning of a hopeful summer, and July the juice middle, August was suddenly feeling like the bitter end.” – Sarah Dessen

“June suns, you cannot store them.” – A.E. Housman

“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.”—Jenny Han

“It was June, and the world smelled of roses.” ―Maud Hart Lovelace

“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.” -L. M. Montgomery

“If June was the beginning of a hopeful summer, and July the juice middle, August was suddenly feeling like the bitter end.” – Sarah Dessen

“I drifted into a summer-nap under the hot shade of July, serenaded by a cicadae lullaby, to drowsy-warm dreams of distant thunder.” –Terri Guillemets

“It’s July and I have hope in who I am becoming.” ― Charlotte Eriksson

“In June we picked the clover, and sea-shells in July” – Cecil Day-Lewis

“July is a blind date with summer.” – Hal Borland

Chairs on beach with summer quotes short by Hal Borland

“I drifted into a summer-nap under the hot shade of July.” -Terri Guillemets

“August is that last flicker of fun and heat before everything fades and dies.” – Rasmenia Massoud

“August of another summer, and once again, I am drinking the sun, and the lilies again are spread across the water.” – Mary Oliver

“August, the summer’s last messenger of misery, is a hollow actor.” – Henry Rollins

“August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born.” – Sylvia Plath

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” ― John Steinbeck

“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.”- Albert Camus

And there you have it! Our list of the best short summer quotes. We hope you found one that spoke to you.

If you like these, you might also like our list of Summer Sayings, Funny Summer Captions, Funny Summer Quotes, Short July Quotes, Sun Kissed Quotes, Summer Solstice Quotes and Summer Nails Captions.

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Laynni Locke

I am Laynni Locke, a Canadian writer, reader and traveller with a passion for sharing life’s moments on social media. Keeping friends and family in the loop of our lives though photos and videos has become an essential activity for most.

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